A Familiar Face at the Pharmacy Passes

James writes in about the sudden passing of Quincy, who worked regularly behind the prescription counter at Decatur’s downtown CVS pharmacy.   According to James, Quincy died from an asthma attack this past Sunday in Augusta while visiting his mother.  He continues…

He was peculiar in how genuinely positive and nice he was, and the only reason my wife and I were willing to keep filling our prescriptions there. Everyone in the pharmacy had stunned looks on their faces yesterday evening, and the person I asked about what had happened practically broke down when telling me. She commented that he was the only reason she continued working in that location. I asked her to find out from his mother whether there was some place a donation could be made in his name. She’s going to look into it.

Obviously, his day job was only one facet of his life, but probably how most people in town would have known and recognized him.  Hopefully we can learn more about him as the day continues.

Deepest condolences to Quincy’s friends and family.

10 thoughts on “A Familiar Face at the Pharmacy Passes”

  1. I will truly miss Quincy. He was always polite and helpful and the most competent employee at that CVS.

  2. Very sad news. I agree with what others have said – I’ve had so many frustrating experiences with that particular pharmacy, I’d vowed never to return (at least for Rx purposes). Quincy was a bright light and a friendly smile amidst the chaos of incompetence. He will be missed by many in the community.

  3. Please do not let this thread devolve into a CVS Pharmacy complaint forum. We can do that on another thread.

    Quincy was a joy to deal with. He, and his hats, are a loss to the community.

    May God comfort his family in this trying time.


  4. Quincy was the customer service star of that CVS. My heart goes out to his family and his co workers.

  5. Oh no! He was such a nice man. I was just in the other day and he was so nice and helpful! His hats always made me smile. This is truly a loss to our community. My thoughts are with his friends and family.

  6. I went through chemo last fall, so we spent a lot of time at the CVS pharmacy. Quincy helped my wife and I on several occasions and struck us as a kind and genuine human being when we needed it most. He will be missed.

  7. I am sad to hear of this loss. I liked Quincy and I hope his family will find a little solace in knowing that his customers will miss him. Just reminds us to say please, thank you, and I’m glad you’re here.

  8. I have to agree with everyone. He always made me smile and proved that even corporate retail can be made more “local” with the right staff person. I will miss him very much.

  9. Off the top of my head, I can’t think of any other place where I regularly shop where I know anyone by name – much less them knowing me by name. But I could call CVS, ask for Quincy by name, and he would know who I was, remember my weird insurance hiccup from last month, remember who my children were – etc.etc.etc. Obviously, this demonstrates outstanding professionalism, but it also demonstrates what a caring, conscientious, and just plain *nice* kind of person he was. My deepest condolences go out to Quincy’s family and colleagues.

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